Achieving Health Equity
Racism is a public health crisis. According to the American Public Health Association, "racism is a driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education, and employment) and is a barrier to health equity." This page lists programs and resources for learning about, growing toward, and healing to achieve health equity for all.
Town Hall: Public Safety, Race, and Racial Inequity
June 16, 2020
We apologize for the technical difficulties experienced during Dr. James Wimbush's Town Hall opening remarks. To assure the IU community is aware of the steps IU is taking to address this topic, we are providing a recording of Dr. Wimbush's, June 16, 2020 address to the IU Human Resources Community.
Dr. James Wimbush's Remarks (supplement recording)
Learn what IU is doing to work towards a more equitable and just society as education, equity, and public safety leaders express their concerns and offer next steps to mitigate racial inequity in policing and beyond.
- Roosevelt Cohens, SupportLinc EAP Representative, Washington D.C.
- Ky Freeman, President, Black Student Union, IU Bloomington
- Dan Griffith, Director, Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs, IUPUI (Moderator)
- Marsheila Harris, Clinical Assistant Professor, IU School of Social Work, IU Northwest
- Todd Hill, Officer and Wellness/Mentoring Coordinator and Executive/Dignitary Protection, Police Department, IUPUI
- Wayne James, Deputy Superintendent for Regional Law Enforcement and Chief Diversity Officer, Police Department, Indiana University
- Sydney Rucker, Director of Diversity Initiatives for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity, School of Medicine, Indiana University
- Emily Springston, University Director for Institutional Equity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Indiana University
- John Whelan, Vice President for Human Resources, Indiana University
- James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Dean of the University Graduate School, Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership, Indiana University
Town Hall: Questions & Answers
Numerous questions have been received and forwarded to the appropriate panelists and/or University officials. Responses to the questions will be posted as they are received.
View Q&A here.
IU News Release
Where Do We Go From Here?
A webinar series hosted by the IUPUI Black Faculty & Staff Council:
Community & Police Relations - July 31st
Black Health & Wellness - August 21st
Voting & Social Activism - September 22nd
IUPUI Student Concerns - October 30th
Healthy Cooking for the Culture - November 20th
For more information, click here.
White Racial Literacy & Racial Healing Project: IUPUI DEI's 2020-2021 Staff & Faculty Reading Groups
A year long discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's, How to be an Antiracist. These sessions provide the opportunity to read and discuss the book in small groups while the IUPUI Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and Deans read the same text as part of the Chancellor's monthly leadership meetings.
For more information, call 317-274-2702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
IUHR Talent & Org. Development Trainings
Becoming an Inclusive Leader Virtual Workshop - September 29th
Micro-aggressions: How to Identify & Stop Them Virtual Workshop - November 17th
For more information, click here.
Talking to Kids about Race and Racism
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America and a clinical child psychologist, will explain how you can talk to and teach your kids about race, racism, and protests.
This live Q&A webinar, hosted by Care.com CEO Tim Allen, will include guidance on how to have important – often difficult – conversations with kids of all ages about race that are empathetic, constructive, and compassionate.
Presented by Care@Work by Care.com
Articles and Reading Lists
- Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List, Harvard Business Review
- Becoming Trustworthy White Allies, Reflections-Yale University
- Anti-Racist Resources, Greater Good Science Center-UC Berkeley
- 97 Things White People can do for Racial Justice - Equlity Includes You
Mental Health Resources
- IU Work + Life Mental Health Webpage, Healthy IU
- Black Mental Health Resources, National Alliance on Mental Illness
- From the Cotton Fields to University Leadership, by Charlie Nelms
- How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Beverly Daniel Tatum Published Works
- Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
- Can We Talk about Race?
- Assimilation Blues Black Families in White Communities: Who Succeeds and Why?
- Conversation Roadblocks Infographics, Catalyst
- Common Reactions to Trauma Tip Sheet, SupportLinc EAP
- Coping with Grief After Community Violence, SupportLinc EAP
- That Little Voice (video), Speak Up for Inclusion
- Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race (video)